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Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
these other issues. >> we're going to keep talking about that. john challenger, zachary karabell, thanks to both of you. >>> president obama and the first family flipped the switch last night on the 91st annual white house christmas tree. but the tree topper wasn't the only star of the night. aretha franklin, there she is right there, the queen of soul yourself. also mariah carey among the musical guests who helped inject holiday spirit into the crowd. you're watching msnbc. [ female announcer ] ladies and gentlemen i'm here to say a few words about the power of baking stuff with nestle toll house morsels. you can heal a broken heart with a bundt cake. make a monday mornin' feel like a friday afternoon with some nestle toll house morsels. let's close our laptops and open our ovens. these things don't bake themselves. we have to bake them for one another. we can bake the world a better place one toll house cookie at a time. nestle. good food, good life. nestle. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet ma
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
inequality in the eyes of this white house, which is the fact that the stock market keeps growing, however, the job market hasn't been able to keep up for a lot of americans. thomas. >> peter, i understand she is about to introduce president obama right now so let's go ahead and listen in to these live remarks in full. thanks, peter. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you so much. thank you. thank you, everybody. please, please, have a seat. thank you so much. thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past ten years, the center for american progress has done incredible work to shape the debate over expanding opportunity for all americans. and i could not be more grateful not only for giving me a lot of good policy ideas but also giving me a lot of staff. my friend, john, ran my transition. my chief of staff, dennis, did a stint at cap so you obviously are doing a good job training folks. i also want to thank all the members of congress and my
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
probably future fixes to obama care that they'll have to deal with. to the extent that he can keep that coalition together as long as possible into 2015, it not only helps his legacy but it also helps the democratic brand. >> all right, guys, i want to switch gears to talk about branding and the gop for that matter because the republican efforts to reach out to minorities and enhance their brand hit another snag yesterday. about 10:00 a.m. the republican national committee tweeted a photo of rosa parks marking the 58th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in montgomery, alabama. the caption on that said today we remember rosa parks' bold stand and her role in ending racism. then about three hours later the rnc clarified saying it should have read today we remember rosa parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism. this morning the rnc pointed out to us that their statement released by reince priebus says we remember and honor rosa parks today for the role she played in fighting racism and ending segregation. so, molly, this is -- i mean obviously they want
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
ability to bridge two very different life experiences. and so mandela keeps being called a warrior of peace, warrior of human dignity. and that really embraces i think the contradiction of somebody who has had the deep experience of being both a warrior and a peace maker. obama, i think, has the dignity and certainly in some ways almost the kind of physiology me that resembles the quiet smile of mandela. but i think the long-term history, that's quite -- that's quite a comparison that -- >> it's very hard to make these judgments very early, frankly. professor is quite right. he's quite young. we still have a long way to go, we hope, in the political history of this country. there will be other african-american presidents, men and women, at some point, in our history, as well. to say nothing of the other ethnic groups that will be represented. and we'll get beyond that at some point. and we'll talk about the underlying values that really count. >> right. >> in a complex, democratic society. >> right. and it allows you also, when we look at other countries, obviously, we tend to focus o
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